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MSc project proposals 2019

Project ID Supervisor Co-supervisor Project title Prospective PhD Co-funding Reserved
1 Ritabrata Dutta
(Statistics)
Stefan Grosskinsky
(Mathematics)
Modeling platelets dynamics to improve Cardio/Vascular disease detection Yes Prof. Bastien Chopard of University of Geneva will like to partner and possibly fund the 30% from his H2020 funding of https://www.compbiomed.eu/  
2 David Quigley
(Physics)

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Machine learning of committor functions in the Ising model Yes The project would be incorporated within an EPSRC programme grant on crystallisation which has a number of industrial partners. No PhD funding has been committed up front, but is possible if a project can be identified which aligns to a partners interest.  
3 Rob Eyre
(MathSys External Partner)
Ed Hill
(Mathematics)
Modelling Social Contagion in Health Yes    
4 Tobias Grafke (Mathematics)   Metastability in Atmospheric Jets Yes    
5 Anne Straube (CMCB)   Analysis of microtubule arrays Yes A potential project partner is Intelligent Imaging Innovations (3i), the manufacturer of the lattice light sheet microscope.  
6 Nigel Burroughs
(Mathematics)
Darius Koster
(Other)
Modelling actin curling and contraction under protein interaction Yes Limited.  
7 Jeremie Houssineau
(Statistics)
Adam Johansen
(Statistics)
Robust multi-target tracking Yes Possibility of funding from Naval Group, a French defence company, as external partner.  
8 Nigel Burroughs
(Mathematics)
Rob Cross
(Other)
Modelling microtubule lattice modulation by protein binding Yes Unlikely  
9 Nigel Burroughs
(Mathematics)
Andrew McAinsh
(Other)
Error correction, information and stochastic control (optimisation) in biological systems. Yes Possibly with 3i as external.  
10 Sandra Chapman
(Physics)
Malcolm Dunlop
(Other)
Dynamical networks analysis and modelling of space weather observations Yes US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) may part-fund a PhD in this area, along with some US travel.  
11 Christoph Ortner (first/second supervisors can be exchanged)
(Mathematics)
James Kermode
(Engineering)
Mathematics+Physics+Data-Driven Interatomic Potentials Yes AWE, TWI, Rolls Royce, JLR, Tata steel, Thalys  
12 Xavier Didelot
(Statistics)

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Bayesian inference of past population dynamics from genomic data Yes Yes  
13 Xavier Didelot
(Statistics)

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Bayesian analysis and prediction of infectious disease outbreaks based on temporal data Yes Yes  
14 Dmitry Isakov
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)

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3D surface dielectric imaging No    
15 Christopher Burns
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)
Mark Elliott
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)
Modelling User's Physiological States in Simulated Vehicle-Driving Experiences. Yes The source PhD project was borne from, and is aligned with some of Jaguar-Land Rover's future mobility and biometrics interests for next-generation road-going or M1 vehicles.  
16 Weisi Guo (Engineering & Alan Turing Inst.)
(Engineering)
Vincenzo Bove (Politics)
(Other)
Dynamics of arms-trade complex networks and its influence on armed conflict Yes I have continuous funding from DSTL (UK government) on conflict prediction and modelling. I currently run 2 projects with additional funding (we have to see what 30% actually is!), and I expect to get continuation of these funds as Phase 2 projects in 2019/20 onwards. If I know what 30% is, I can try and cost that in.  
17 Humayun Bakht (Warwick Business School)   Cyber Attacks Incident Response Mechanism Yes Yes  
18 James Sprittles (Mathematics) Mykyta Chubynsky (Mathematics) Mathematical Modelling of 3D Printing Processes Yes This project will form part of a flagship £5.8M Programme Grant developing the next generation of additive manufacturing techniques. The project involves three universities and a number of partners (e.g. AstraZeneca, Oce, Pfizer) who could provide future sources of co-funding. Details of the Programme are here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/cfam/major-epsrc-funding/next-gen-am/next-gen-am.aspx  
18 Juergen Branke
(Warwick Business School)

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Bayesian Optimisation for Bilevel Problems Yes Unfortunately no funding opportunity identified yet.  
19 Juergen Branke
(Warwick Business School)

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Bayesian Optimisation for robust solutions Yes Possibly through ESTECO, although I haven't talked to them about this yet and I am not sure how they would feel about funding a second student.  
20 Juergen Branke
(Warwick Business School)

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Bayesian Optimisation for Sequential Clinical Trials Yes I currently don't see an option for co-funding for this project.  
21 Juergen Branke
(Warwick Business School)

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Sequential experimental design for drug development Yes Had some discussions with Lonza about this, and co-funding should not be a problem if we can convince them over the summer that the approach has merit. Had to be withdrawn!
22 Juergen Branke
(Warwick Business School)
Simon Lucas
(Other)
Tuning of Game Agent Algorithms Yes I am currently working with DSTL on a related project, and they have signalled that they might be willing to co-fund a PhD student. Specifics would have to be worked out, though.  
23 Mark P. Barrow
(Chemistry)

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Challenges Posed by Ultrahigh Resolution Complex Mixture Data Yes Possible interest from industry (scientific instrument manufacturers).  
24 Subhash Lakshminarayana
(Engineering)
Weisi Guo
(Engineering)
Understanding the Resilience of Cyber-Physical Systems
Using Complex Networks Theory
Yes    
25 Dr Hiren Kotadia
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)
Dr. Greg Gibbons
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)
Microstructural Simulation for Additive Manufacturing (AM) of Alloys Yes Currently, we are engaged with various industries (e.g. ESI, Progressive Technology Ltd, TWI), they will provide in-kind support of the proposed project.  
26 Adam Noel
(Engineering)
Mike Chappell
(Engineering)
Structural Identifiability for Organ-on-a-Chip Microfluidic Systems Yes AstraZeneca (Sweden)  
27 Dr Lukasz Figiel
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)

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Machine learning for predictive modelling of energy nanomaterials Yes will be seeking support from my Department via non-RCUK sources  
28 Truong Quang Dinh
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)

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Optimal energy management for hybrid electric marine vessels Yes Babcock International Group (collaborated through a successful Innovate UK funded project on Agile Power Management Systems for marine vessel)  
29 Jeremie Houssineau
(Statistics)
Anne Straube
(Other)
Tracking molecular motors and intracellular cargo transport Yes    
30 Dr Gregory J Gibbons
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)
Mark Williams
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)
Path Planning Optimisation Utilising CNN and ANN for Direct Energy Deposition 3D Printing of Alloys with Low Residual Stress Yes There are a number of industrial end-users of this technology that we would approach for funding. There are also a number of OEM system providers who we could also approach as it would offer a technical advantage for their technology over their competitors. We would need to evaluate the results of the 10 week MSc project to determine the efficacy of the approach being appropriate for commercial opportunity, and we would use the results to demonstrate the initial capability and benefits to the potential funders. It would be too early at this stage with no evidence of efficacy to approach potential funders.  
31 Dr. Gabriele C. Sosso (Chemistry)   Predicting the Stability of Amorphous Drugs via Materials Science-inspired Machine Learning Yes AstraZeneca. This project is of obvious relevance to the “Advanced modelling and optimisation of industrial processes” application area of the MathSys-CDT application. The progress of the project will be closely followed by Dr. Anders Broo, (industry co-supervisor, AstraZeneca) and has the potential to make a concrete impact on the current machine learning paradigms for drug discovery and design.  
32 Bazil Sansom
(Mathematics)
Robert MacKay
(Mathematics)
Network Science and Dynamical Systems Based Analysis of Firm Level Global Production Networks. Yes This work could be developed in various directions for doctoral research with the possibility of supervision by Robert MacKay. However no specific line of funding is currently secured for this.  
33 Mark Elliott
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)

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Modelling step-count activity data and investigating the impact of financial incentives on physical activity behaviour change Yes Possible funding from the SME associated with the app, but unclear currently as to how much contribution that would be.  
34 Alfonso Jaramillo
(School of Life Sciences)

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Bacteria mastering game playing through reinforcement learning Yes We will look for appropriate co-funding options  
35 Sebastian Vollmer
(MathSys External Partner)

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Data Science for Social Good: designing data-driven responses to homelessness Yes No  
36 Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu
(Computer Science)

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Data Science for Social Good: Exploring links between transportation provision and loneliness Yes Probably not  
37 Mark Elliott
(Warwick Manufacturing Group)
(----) Thermal Imaging for Peripheral Arterial Disease diagnosis Yes The project partners are NHS Trusts, some funding may be possible, but likely to be limited.